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As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens.
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Time: 12:45 pm
Incident/Charge: Indecent Exposure
Location: Decorah (DNR) Fish Hatchery
Person: Jamie J. Schwade
Address: Protivin, Iowa
Incident Details: After an incident at the fish hatchery on Friday, May 19, Jamie Schwade was charged with indecent exposure, a serious misdemeanor.
Soo were they urinating outside? Or were they running around exposing them self to others? The latter is obviously punishable, however I have heard of several people who get this ticket for peeing on a tree. I just think the people should know if there is a real, sick threat or if someone just drank to much water and couldn't wait to find a restroom. Punish someone for going the bathroom outside if you want, just dont call it the same thing as someone pulling down their pants and waving their privates around in a public place. Just never know with the way the law is, if the person is really a sicko, or just got caught doing something most people have done themselves.
44 - 4 days 1 hour ago
Thanks to our Police department for posting. Hopefully this will help to be a deterrent for future transgressions by facing reality.
4 days 1 hour ago
Hopefully Jamie didn't answer any of the police's questions, remained silent, and hires a lawyer. Unless he was blatantly and overtly doing something sexual, he needs to fight this all the way to a jury trial. Not saying that was the case here because I'm unfamiliar with what happened, but it is true the police hand this ticket out way too much.
4 - 3 days 20 hours ago
I know this individual personally and his family.. he has some issues in which they are dealing with.. Often when people hit this state of mind they don't know what they are doing.. I also work with individuals like this on a daily basis!! I think winneshiek county as well as others counties as well as individuals people have many other issues to deal with besides this! Spoke my peace.
2 - 2 days 34 minutes ago
1 week 7 hours ago
This dog is missing from the Spillville area. Her name is Tasha and has a teal collar - no tags, recently rescued from an unfortunate situation. If you have seen or found her, please call the Sheriff's Office at 563-382-4268.
I'd go check the person that had Dog before it was adopted.
2 - 1 week 7 hours ago
She has been found. Thank you to everyone who shared these posts
3 - 4 days 19 hours ago
Sadie Schiller Wermers
1 week 5 hours ago